Hot Topics

There are always topical issues circulating around our workplaces, sometimes specific to our particular work, sometimes bigger societal questions. In this section of the Nurturing Care Nurturing Nurses and Midwives website, we are going to put things on the table, pose questions for discussion and unpick some of the nitty gritty bits about life and the lessons on offer every day.

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What does self care mean to you?

What does self care mean to you?

A team of colleagues were talking about self care the other day, a topic that is much discussed at the moment, and the question ‘What does self care mean?’ was posed. It stopped us in our tracks because, like so many buzz words, we realised that there are many interpretations of self care. So, we put it on the table as the next hot topic for Nurturing Care Nurturing Nurses and Midwives. And this is what people had to say:

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The nurse, the midwife, the mother, the woman

The nurse, the midwife, the mother, the woman

When we realised that one week in May includes the ‘International day of the midwife’, ‘International day of the nurse’ and ‘Mother’s Day’, the NCNNM team decided to pose a question to colleagues about what this means to them. Under the working title of, ‘The nurse, the midwife, the mother, the woman’ this is what some colleagues shared.

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Working with students

A beautiful article about the joy and innocence of always being open to learning

A bird’s eye view of sympathy

A frank exposé of the illusion that sympathy is something to aspire to

Dehydration anyone?

Do we feel like this photograph at the end of a shift?

Choosing the quality of our work

Are we at the mercy of our work environments or is there another way?

Sweet seeded slices

Infinitely adaptable, this recipe provides a great foundation for experimenting with whatever suits the moment

Observation… the first vital sign

Appreciating our innate powers of observation

Flax seed bread

An infinitely adaptable recipe that makes a great nourishing snack for work, picnics or a ready to go boost after a long shift

Everyday conversations and their impact

Do we realise the significance of our everyday conversations and how they can support and inspire? This article touches simply and accessibly on the impact of being transparent in our interactions with others.

My experience of returning to nursing after believing that I never would

After a period of burnout a nurse returns to aged care through building a loving relationship with herself.

The art of nursing and midwifery is based on a wholesome presence and steadiness… how do we maintain this when life spins ever more frantically? 

This month’s question offers us the opportunity to explore the pace of life and our workplaces and how we can be, in amongst it all